The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday said it would be a mistake for Imolites to allow the current governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, return to power the second time as governor in 2023.
Wike said this in Owerri during the reception organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to welcome home the National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, alongside the National leadership led by the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
Wike described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as unfit to rule the state and the country generally.
According to Wike, “Nigerians are angry and frustrated because the APC has failed them and we should all unite and push them away and reclaim our positions both at the national and state level.”
“We will not tolerate any form of factions among members of the party,” he said, adding that “propaganda, blackmail and all forms of sabotage must be avoided for us to present a common front.”
He said APC is a house divided against itself which is manifested in its inability to hold her national convention.
“A party that is unable to hold a convention, is unfit to rule Nigeria. Look at how PDP is organized without rancour and this is the only party that is fit to rule the nation. Imo electorate, the greatest mistake you will make will be to allow Governor Uzodimma to come back to power.”
The chairman Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP, Senator Wali Jubril, said: “A PDP-controlled federal government next year will reposition the economy, tackle the security challenges rocking the nation, embark on massive provision of infrastructure as well as job creation for the youths.”
One of those who decamped was a former Chairman of the PDP in the state, Charles Ezekwem, who abandoned the APC and returned to the PDP, among other hundreds of supporters.
“After reassessing the political climate in Imo State, I didn’t need any soothsayer to advise me on my next line of action, I was convinced that I should look for an alternative political platform to advance my political course.”